When you test a lot of USB drives, or actually anything to do with USB ports, it’s a good idea to know how much power is being consumed. Enter the Voltage Detector. This should help me add a bit more depth to my reviews. As long as I don’t lose it! Here’s where to find it: Product Link
What you get in the box, er, bag….
– 1 x USB current detector
– That’s it….
There are really no instructions. It’s so easy to use. If you need ot find out how much power is being used by any one of your USB devices, this is what you need! I have been using it to monitor my USB 3.0 hub I purchased. Which seems to say there is a power issue when I have hte hard drive, mobile and mouse plugged in at the same time. After using this to test it, I found my hub was actually faulty. It was not drawing enough power ever though it was available. A new hub was sent out and everything is working fine.
This product has been added to my testing and review kit. It has been used to test the power consumption on a number of devices, like external hard drives, DVD writers, mobiles and most recently gaming keyboards!
It easily gets 5 out of 5 stars for the following reasons:
– Clear and bright display
– Acts like a hub, takes a single USB port and provides output for two USB ports
– Uses very little power to run the LED display
– Feels well built
– No drivers required
Here’s where to find it: Product Link